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The Best Tapas In Girona

Eating tapas was top on our agenda when we arrived in Costa Brava. Watch our video to see us eat tapas in Girona.

Tapas at Konig in Girona Spain
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We ate tapas for our first meal in Girona, Spain.

Don’t get us wrong. We arrived ready, willing and able to try all of the great food to be found in Costa Brava, but first we had to satisfy our love of tapas. We adore the concept of small plates topped with delicacies like olives, jamón ibérico and patatas bravas (fried potatoes covered in spicy sauce).

For us, this type of meal is the perfect comfort food, which is what we wanted after a full day of travel. Many people travel to Girona since it’s a great base for cycling in Costa Brava, but we came to eat.

But where to eat? Based on a recommendation by Ricard, our helpful apartment manager, we headed to König, a local Girona favorite. Founded over 40 years ago, König has seven locations in the Girona province plus two in Barcelona. Lucky for us, one of the Girona locations was located just a few blocks from our apartment.

Did we like König? Well, let’s just say that we ate at three different König locations during our first week in Girona.

König has all of our favorite tapas dishes. After eating small plates of jamón ibérico, artichokes, croquettes and octopus, one plate stood out as our favorite.

Surprisingly, we liked König’s deceptively simple patatas bravas the most. Starting with fresh (not frozen) potatoes and ending with an addictive sauce, these fried potatoes are downright perfect. We were fine to save eating Gambas al Ajillo (our favorite tapas dish) in Spain for another day.

As an extra bonus, König’s full menu includes a selection of beers fitting to the restaurant’s German name. We drank a lot of good beer in Germany, and this trend is continuing in Girona as we tasted in the König 1973 Black. Oh, the burgers are good too.

König has multiple locations. See the restaurant’s website for the one closest to you.

Tapas Girona Video

Watch our YouTube video for all more tapas fun.

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About the Authors

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch

Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website. Since launching the site in 2012, they’ve traveled to over 40 countries in their quest to bring readers a unique taste of the world.


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We thank Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava Girona for supporting our visit to Costa Brava.

Original Publication Date: November 27, 2018

Laura Lynch

Tuesday 6th of December 2016

We certainly got our fill of patatas bravas from Konig while we were in Girona. It was a really good and convenient place to eat (as long as you stick to the Spanish plates). I truly cannot get enough of those tapas in the picture. Yum!

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch

Tuesday 6th of December 2016

There's never too much patatas bravas - in life and at König!


Tuesday 6th of December 2016

I thought the name looked German so not surprised to learn you drank plenty of German beer! Beer + tapas = my kinda place.

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch

Tuesday 6th of December 2016

The beer is actually from Belgium, and it's really good. You would like it.


Friday 2nd of December 2016

I don't think I've ever had tapas, either. But your tapa-eating experience sounds like fun! My husband and I are always up for trying new foods.

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch

Friday 9th of December 2016

You should definitely try tapas. You will love the variety and flavors.


Thursday 1st of December 2016

I love Tapas, but I've never been to Spain to try it at the source! I'm thinking that needs to be on the itinerary for 2017.

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch

Friday 9th of December 2016

Definitely! When you go, be sure to include Costa Brava in your itinerary. You'll love it here.

Debra @ Traveling Well For Less

Thursday 1st of December 2016

Eating tapas in Spain is like having a beer in Germany, it's a must! I was in Madrid in January, I sure miss that jamon!

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch

Thursday 1st of December 2016

Seriously, the tapas is so good in Costa Brava!

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